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For thin-walled plated steel structures of curved shape, e.g. tanks, silos, chimneys, towers and pipelines, shell buckling is an important design aspect. Presently, design rules are available from the European Recommendations on Buckling of Steel Shells, edited by ECCS. However, these guidelines are not extensive and need continuous modification. This project prioritized five essential deficiencies to gain a deeper knowledge about the buckling behaviour of a particular structure under a particular load. From this knowledge, simplified design rules may be introduced into the relevant Eurocode 3 parts. Research work included axial loads on a variety of structures and wind tunnel tests. Experimental and numerical findings were in all five subprojects condensed into recommendations on how to proceed in practical design cases. The results of this research will enable engineers to construct more economic but sufficiently safe steel shell structures.

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Authors: SALKIN R, European Convention for Constructional Steelwork
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18460 EN (1998) 243pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4414-5
Record Number: 199910052 / Last updated on: 1999-02-18
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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